Man wanted in Marshall County shot by law enforcement in Louisiana

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ARAB, Ala. -- Law enforcement officers found a Marshall County man at the center of a multi-agency, two-week manhunt in Louisiana. Officers shot Cody Light near Sulphur, Louisiana Wednesday afternoon.

Law enforcement officials in Marshall County have been looking for Light for nearly two weeks. They believe he is connected to a shooting incident on Lookout Drive on April 19 involving a Marshall County District Attorney's Office investigator.

Louisiana State Police officials say Light stole a pickup truck in Vidor, Texas, traveled to Vinton, Louisiana, and burglarized a business. Officials say Light stole a shotgun and traveled to Sulphur, Louisiana in the stolen pickup truck.

Officials say Light crashed and abandoned the truck in Sulphur and stole a small passenger car from a home.  Sulphur Police Department officers say they noticed the stolen car and pursued Light until he crashed in the Carlyss community.

Officials with the Sulphur Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police established a perimeter and began to pursue Light on foot. Authorities say during that, Light got into a home and stole another weapon before taking off again on foot through the neighborhood.

A Sulphur police officer made contact with Light behind a home, and that's when shots were fired. Light was shot in the neck.

Light was transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown. No officers were injured.

Multiple criminal charges are pending against Light from the Sulphur Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Light will be charged with attempted murder and shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.

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